October 6, 2014

Hundreds of attendees — ranging from Emerson Group clients, to retailers, to agencies, to members of the private equity community — gathered at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Philadelphia on Oct. 1 to attend the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Attention brand marketers: Market in the year that we actually live in. That was a key piece of advice that entrepreneur, author and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk, had for attendees during his lively, no-holds-barred presentation at the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Is your emerging economy in your backyard? That’s a question that Matthew Martin, VP marketing at Family Dollar, posed to attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day as he described how Family Dollar defines value and what it is doing to better meet the needs of its core shopper.

October 6, 2014

FloraTummys is a new probiotic especially made for kids rather than a line extension of the adult probiotic.

October 6, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday hired Margaret Edgell Core to guide the reinstituted annual event, FMI Connect, the Global Food Retail Experience.

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 6, 2014

With declines in household incomes, a growing trend toward self-care among consumers, a changing demographic landscape and a greater emphasis on digital, the retail environment is undergoing significant change, but that change is spelling opportunities for smaller companies, according to Bob Sanders, EVP healthcare practice leader at IRI.

October 6, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain and W.B. Mason have reached an agreement to offer W.B. Mason's Shazam coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig's line of brewing systems. 

October 6, 2014

Are you concerned about the future and the uncertainties that lie ahead? As you work to unravel the mysteries of tomorrow, take a step back and focus on connecting the dots. That’s a key message that presenter Vikram Mansharamani had for attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Pom Wonderful, a producer of refrigerated juices, is celebrating the joys of pomegranate season with a new ad campaign.

October 6, 2014

Sparkling Ice, part of the Talking Rain Beverage Co. portfolio of products, announced an extension to its line of sparkling ice tea beverages. 

October 3, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. will dedicate packages of its Fruit Punch flavor Sports Beans jelly beans to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 

October 3, 2014

PepsiCo announced earlier this week that it would be rolling out Pepsi True, which is sweetened with real sugar — as well as stevia leaf extract.

October 3, 2014

Popcorn and whole grains manufacturer Popcorn, Indiana announced three new popcorn products for fall, which include Granola Popcorn Clusters, Chicago Style popcorn and a new flavor of Drizzlecorn, Dark Fudge Sea Salt Caramel. 

October 2, 2014

Lay's has issued a last call for votes in its "Do Us a Flavor" contest. Since July 28, consumers have been putting the four finalist flavors — Lay's Cappuccino, Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger and Lay's Wavy Mango Salsa — to a nationwide taste test.

October 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Thursday announced the return of a consumer favorite. M&M's Crispy Milk Chocolate Candies will begin appearing on store shelves again in January 2015, following a 10-year absence. 

October 1, 2014

Orville Redenbacher, a brand from ConAgra Foods, is partnering with Skinnygirl brand to introduce a new popcorn product called Skinnygirl Microwave Popcorn. 

 

September 29, 2014

Bai Brands on Monday announced the launch of Bai Bubbles, a carbonated beverage that adds to the company's line of antioxidant infusions.

September 29, 2014

Coca-Cola Co.'s Sprite brand is getting in the holiday spirit a little early with the reintroduction of a berry-flavored fan favorite.

September 29, 2014

Only 9% of retailers are leveraging customer data in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 26, 2014

Mars on Friday announced a number of leadership changes, which include the departure of Todd Lachman, current president of the company's global petcare division. 

September 25, 2014

Jones Soda Co. announced the launch of Jones Sparkling Water, which was created in response to consumer demand for healthier products.

 

September 24, 2014

Jelly Belly is adding two new flavors to its line of Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans, a sports-performance jelly bean formulated to improve endurance for athletes.

September 23, 2014

Smucker's brand is utilizing a new photo promotion to celebrate the joy in making someone's day a bit brighter, no matter how small the act. Sharing these moments will let consumers win prizes each week, or win a $10,000 kitchen makeover.